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By the Numbers: Homestead finale

November 13, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

By the Numbers: Homestead finale
Take a look back at the track history with some noteworthy numbers

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Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. is a 1.5-mile, paved surface with 18-to-20-degree banking in all turns. There are 4-degrees of banking in the frontstretch and backstretch. The frontstretch and backstretch are 1,760 feet.

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Trailblazers:  The track’s first Sprint Cup Series race was on Nov. 14, 1999 and won by Tony Stewart. The first race held at the track was a Nationwide Series event on Nov. 5, 1995 that was won by Dale Jarrett.

0.017  seconds is the closest margin of victory at Homestead since the advent of electronic scoring. Greg Biffle won by this margin in 2005.

time the winner at Homestead has won the Sprint Cup championship. Stewart did this in 2011.

times the winner of the Coors Light Pole has gone on to win the race at Homestead.

is the most wins at Homestead by active drivers. Stewart and Biffle have won three times at Homestead. Biffle is the only driver to win three consecutive races (2004-2006) at the track.
drivers have started all the Sprint Cup races at Homestead: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Stewart and Bobby Labonte.

is also the number of drivers to make up a points deficit in the season finale en route to winning the Sprint Cup championship. Stewart was the last driver to do this in 2011.

6.0  is Carl Edwards' average finish at Homestead, which is the best among all drivers.

is the number of wins Roush Fenway Racing has at Homestead, the most in the series.

is the number of top-five finishes by Jeff Gordon at Homestead, the most in the series.

is also the number of times a driver in that year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has won at Homestead. Two of Biffle's wins came when he was not in the Chase.

8.2  is the average finish by an eventual series champion at Homestead.

10  drivers have won a Coors Light Pole Award at Homestead. Kurt Busch, Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne have each taken the pole twice.

 

14 Sprint Cup Series races have been run at Homestead, one per season since 1999.

15 is the worst finish at Homestead by an eventual series champion in the Chase. Stewart (2005), Johnson (2008) and Brad Keselowski (2012) finished 15th in the years they won the title.

22 years, five months and 25 days was how old Joey Logano was when he became the youngest Coors Light Pole winner at Homestead in 2012.

23 is where Johnson must finish (without leading a lap) at Homestead to win the 2013 Sprint Cup championship. Johnson can still win the title with a finish of 24th or better (while leading a lap) or a finish of 25th or better (while leading the most laps).

24 years, three months and 13 days was how old Kurt Busch was when he became the youngest race winner at Homestead in 2002.

38 was Denny Hamlin's starting position when he won at Homestead in 2009. It is the furthest back a race winner has started.

46 years, one month and three days was how old Bill Elliott was when he became the oldest Coors Light Pole winner at Homestead in 2001. This was also his age when he won in 2001.

110 drivers have competed in at least one Sprint Cup race at Homestead.

119.0 is Carl Edwards' driver rating at Homestead, the best among active drivers.

155.759 mph is the speed with which David Green won the first Coors Light Pole at Homestead in 1999.

170 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Florida.

173 Sprint Cup Series races have been run at eight different tracks in Florida.

181.111 mph is the track's qualifying record set by Jamie McMurray in 2003. 

2002 was the first year of a "Championship Weekend" at Homestead, with all three NASCAR national series holding their series finale at the same track.

2004 was the first year of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Homestead-Miami Speedway has been involved in the 10-race playoff since the beginning. Sunday will mark the 10th Chase race at the track.

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